Plans to turn the former Spokes & Co cycle cafe in the old church into a restaurant and cafe have been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council.
The plans have more than 80 comments in favour on Rushcliffe Borough Council’s planning website, and just 2 objections.
Spoke & Co closed last year after only one year in business.
Before that the church building was Blades Café, and then spent some years empty.
The owners of Nottingham city centre bars Junkyard and Boilermaker propose to make the property a family-friendly restaurant and bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner with pizza being the main focus.
Beer, wine and spirits and would also be available.
The plans, submitted by Nigel Garlick to Rushliffe Borough Council, also seek to change the operating restrictions from 9am-6pm to 8am-10pm.
He said: “I live locally and this would be a community business and family-friendly. We are aware of the traffic problems and parking. We want people to walk, not drive, and there is a bus stop outside. We don’t want to add more problems to a congested area.
“It would be food-led and have a very ethical policy, keeping waste down.”
If the proposals are approved the mezzanine floor – previously used for fixing and selling bikes – would become part of the planned 150-seat dining area.